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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: December 22, 2020, 00:58:23 AM »
I have had a busy year with my business but this is what I've picked up recently.

I pre-ordered a Joystick from Retroradionics. It really is lovely and is great on the C64, Vic and Atari 8 Bits.
Lots of different colours to choose from on the website.!/ArcadeR-9-pin-ATARI-standard-Joystick/p/168982750/category=0

Unocart for the Atari 8 Bit. Nice and easy way of getting games on my Atari 65xe.
Treated myself to a RGB modded N64. Looks great on a CRT, also looks good on the OSSC

Homebrew Chat / Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« on: January 23, 2020, 23:53:07 PM »
I remember seeing the original posts on this forum from way back. So it's great to see them get to releasing it! I have a soft spot for the 7800 and 2600 and the YouTube videos are a great way of showcasing the product. That high score chip feature is amazing.

Amazing to see how many systems its planned for. I never heard of the game but the music is really catchy.

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Arcade Club (Leeds) New Venue.
« on: July 18, 2019, 20:45:30 PM »
The new venue had opened in May and I finally got time to visit. Its location is just off Kirkstall Road -
Abbey Retail Park, Savins Mill Way, Leeds LS5 3RP

I went on Saturday with a mate and my daughter. It kind of took me back that an Arcade could sit in a retail park and the place was buzzing. Load of 40+ Males (Like me) but loads of Kids, Families and groups of females enjoying their gaming.

The venue is on 3 stories.

Ground Floor has Sega Racers, Modern Arcade games, a few Pinball Games, Rhythm Games etc.

The Mezzanine is the second floor. This is filled with classic games from the 70's, 80's and 90's.

Third Floor has a Minecraft/Fortnite area, chill out areas filled with modern consoles and VR kits.

I’ve got a few more pics but not sure on the best way of hosting them atm.

Definitely close enough for me to go regularly.

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Arcade club
« on: July 18, 2019, 20:32:44 PM »
I went on the 24th March after going to a gig in Manchester the night before. Well worth a visit. I took a 17 second clip of the 3rd story as you walk in. There are loads more cabs than just that clip. I took it as it kinda overwhelmed me and pretty much sent me back to being a teenager who weekly visited his local arcades.

All those Electrocoin cabinets.  :-*

Retro News & Chat / Re: THE RETRO KING MINI
« on: February 07, 2019, 23:49:14 PM »
Wow £150 for A Pi and some Roms.

Ive had this case since November. Nice break out board for the Power and Reset buttons too but wow.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Why do you keep retroing?
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:39:23 AM »
For me it's nostalgia and also I enjoy playing on systems I didn't have as a kid. I love it when muscle memory kicks for a game I haven't played for years.

I prefer playing on real hardware including using CRTs but I will drop into emulation when it doesn't effect the experience.

Retro News & Chat / Re: EGX 2018 Review.
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:31:59 AM »
I nearly went but I was told about the queues before and kinda put me off a 150 mile round trip. I'm now contemplating going to Play Blackpool but that's even further. Do you ever get tickets to these as part of RVG Jamie?

Retro News & Chat / Re: Unofficial CD32 Release - Ultimate Collection
« on: August 07, 2018, 15:19:50 PM »
These are all amazing. I wish I got a CD32 when they were cheap.

Retro News & Chat / Re: New Indiegogo - G Blue Arcade Machine
« on: August 07, 2018, 15:17:31 PM »
It looks poor to me.

The Indiegogo business model of allowing vapourware/incomplete hardware is worrying. At least Kickstarter has more requirements for people to hit before releasing, even then crwodfunding is scary.

The Vega+, RetroVGS/Coleco Chameleon, RetroEngine Sigma and VCS all have had warning flags for me. Some completed, some failed and some in progress.

Most things can be done with RPI3, Microsd card loaded with Retropie and some usb controllers.

General Retro Chat / Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 13:57:18 PM »
I got it as they had the Vectrex cart pretty cheap too.

The Colecovision doesnt seem to have many options but ebay in the UK. I thought the cart would give me a chance to try before I buy.

I love the system though, shame about the joypads.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: July 07, 2018, 23:50:34 PM »
Ive picked a few things up recently.

The GB Boy is just a GB Colour clone with a backlight. For £31 its been the most used retro related item Ive used recently.

Lots of GB, Gamecube and Vetrex love recently. Got the two multicarts for the Vectrex and Colecovision pretty cheap too.

General Retro Chat / Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« on: July 07, 2018, 23:39:47 PM »
I just got the Colecovision 192-1 for my Coleco from Retro electronik (along with their Vetrex Cart)

I quite like changing the games using the dip switches. It feels old school and it feels just like playing a single game.

 I got to play a few games - Gyruss, Star Wars and Defender for the system. I had my Hauppauge HDPVR2 setup and recorded me hitting over 600000 on it. The game plays well if a little easy. The radar doesnt seemt to work and there is no high score but I really enjoyed the game.

Retro News & Chat / Re: REVIVAL: Generation X 2018
« on: May 18, 2018, 18:51:23 PM »
Ive just sorted my Saturday ticket. Is anyone going tommorow?

Atari Chat / Re: Retron77
« on: May 09, 2018, 17:43:57 PM »
I'm a little bit positive about this. The MD, NES, Snes have been done to death with clones that can play carts but Atari's have just been flashback consoles with non working cartridge ports.

Warlords on a 65" screen should be fun (even if not in the corect ratio). I wonder how difficult it would of been to include 7800 support?

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